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Old 20 May 2011, 03:11   #521
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Ouch! At least it didn't happen in a F7 when you were miles from a safe harbour!!!
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Old 20 May 2011, 04:10   #522
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Oooh that's a bad bit of news. In hindsight I suppose it wouldn't have made much difference by carrying on driving it into Paris. Interesting how it didn't 'sound' that 'expensive' at the time and was so sudden.
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Now I learn that they don't do a reman powerhead for my outboard, have to buy a new one

But it's Black Dog Marine to the rescue yet again, one in stock in Belgium and it's on it's way there before forwarding to Paris
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Old 20 May 2011, 10:23   #525
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Sorry to hear your news - that sucks.

You'd have hoped with only the one night in Paris that at least the head would have been OK - but as your shaft is sticking and your water is a funny colour, I guess not...

Ah well, things can only get better now.
I read that twice and didn't get it, but three's a charm
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I read that twice
You wanna be careful reading Wilk's posts more than once, he puts code in them that makes your ears fall off.
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Now I learn that they don't do a reman powerhead for my outboard, have to buy a new one

But it's Black Dog Marine to the rescue yet again, one in stock in Belgium and it's on it's way there before forwarding to Paris
It gets even better, the Mercury agents in France won't fit a powerhead unless I buy it from them so they pocket the 2 grand mark up
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Thats taking the p*ss too much,, it has to be cheaper / better to get someone from the UK to fix it or transport her home!.
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It gets even better, the Mercury agents in France won't fit a powerhead unless I buy it from them so they pocket the 2 grand mark up


Is it an insurance job?
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Some good news today, apparently the french have relented and agreed to fit my powerhead. It's due to arrive UK on 31st tuesday, 2-5 days to France so it could be done in a couple of weeks fingers crossed
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Old 30 July 2011, 13:13   #531
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It's fixed at last!

Only took 3months to do a 2 day job and they're charging double what my "worst case scenario figure" was that I had in mind but I can hardly argue about it

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Good news at last. Pity someone's nicked your props though

Is it me or does it sound smoother than the port engine?
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I think the port motor's had a bit of a lumpy idle for ages, doesn't seem to affect anything else though.

I was quite interested as to why the port motor had no gearbox in the first bit
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Congrats, I think!
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Quick update : arrived Paris yesterday evening, found the dealership before going to the hotel, boat is still in their yard I was led to believe it was back in the water

Still nice to be reunited after 3months!

Just waiting for them to open and hopefully get them to re launch without too much delay, I quite fancy getting home before that F7 arrives in the channel!
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You made good time getting there, fingers crossed for a swift launch.
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I can imagine they'd be a bit reluctant to put it into the water until the bill's been paid . They probably had visions of you sneaking up under the cover of darkness (in camo) and liberating it
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

He is now making progress towards Paris having reached the Seine at about 3pm this afternoon from the tributary where the boat had been taken for repair. He should make the bright lights by nightfall. Just hope it's not too dark to get a photo in front of La Tour Eiffel. As of now only 45kms to go.
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

He is now making progress towards Paris having reached the Seine at about 3pm this afternoon from the tributary where the boat had been taken for repair. He should make the bright lights by nightfall. Just hope it's not too dark to get a photo in front of La Tour Eiffel. As of now only 45kms to go.
He needs to turn the AIS on!
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I suspect the update also should include ;

While also having a paranoid listen for any click , bang, knock or clunk that is not 'normal' from an opti.... and wondering if the 'other' engine was 'like that before ?'

Seriously, I am sure a huge relief to start both engines and pull away from the pontoon. A trip to remember ( and a bill too)

I'm going to Jersey soon so will be on the lookout and listening for the sound of the throttles opening...
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